ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Meeting Sponsors: Akron Steel Treating / ALFE Heat Treating
Peterson Heat Treating / Solar Atmospheres of Western PA.

Reservations Contact: Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, 330-705-2563.
By Monday, September 19, 2016 no later than 3:00
Please state your corporate or organization affiiate with your reservation.
All reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair unless noted otherwise.
A Reservation Made is a reservation paid unless given 3 days notice. Thank you.

Technical Chair: Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM

Speaker: E. Buddy Damm, PhD, Scientist – Advanced Steel Solutions, Timken Steel Corp.

Buddy holds a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech, and MS and PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. In his role as Scientist, Advanced Steel Solutions, Buddy is responsible for developing new or improved products for our customers and new or improved processes for our manufacturing operations. He is passionate about understanding and solving customer needs in order to build Timken Steel solutions. In his 20-year tenure he has served as a research and development engineer, failure analyst, and engineering manager. He has expertise in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), thermodynamics and kinetics of microstructure evolution, thermo-mechanical processing, fatigue and fracture mechanics and failure analysis.


This presentation describes and quantifies the effect of inclusions on the mechanical properties and performance of heat treated high-strength steel. Modern air-melted and vacuum-refined steel making processes now produce steel cleanliness that is on par with Vacuum Arc-Remelted (VAR) steels at 20-30% cost reduction. SEM can be employed to characterize non-metallic inclusions to assess the risk of failure using linear elastic fracture mechanics. The presentation will describe methods to characterize premium quality clean steels through the use of statistics of extreme values (SEV) and quantitative stereology. These data are used to perform engineering analysis of the potential for gear failure due to bending fatigue in the root or flank or rolling/sliding contact fatigue of the gear tooth face. Literature evaluation, modeling, and experimental results are presented in order to validate the approach.

Location:New Era Café, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312, 330-784-0087
Networking: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Cost:$25.00 members & spouses / $30.00 non members / $20.00 retirees /
$10.00 Life Members & Students ( Please note the Life Member cost)
Buffet: Stuffed Pork Chops, Chicken Paprikas, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Petrus, FASM,
to the position of ASM Akron Chapter Treasurer.

ASM Akron Teachers Camp 2016. Our 9th Teachers Camp held in July was another huge success and well attended by educators at no cost to them. We thank our sponsors and look forward to next year’s Teachers Camp. Many thanks for the dedicated efforts of Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, his support team of volunteers and Teacher Camp sponsors.

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates

October 19 Sustaining Member Night, Dr. Rajeev Gupta, UofAkron , New Era Restaurant
November 16 TBA New Era Restaurant meeting
January 18, 2017 Joint meeting with ASME Akron, 3-D Printing New Era Restaurant

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ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors